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Dec 27, 2012 8:00pm EST
on the part of the public. why has the city never been able to get its arms around that level of fraud and abuse and what does it say for the expansion of government? >> it is expenses -- expensive to weed out the fraud and abuse. it takes a lot of government time and money. i do think it is worth doing. her we do not do it nearly enough. but it has been something -- government, at times, is wasteful in what it does not do as much as it is in what it does do. it never is risen to the top level as i think it should and hope it does. one of the reasons i did not want a government-run option is because that would have been a dumping ground for another government program to provide insurance and move away from the private market. i believe in the private market for insurance. there are cases where people are not insurable in the private market, that you have a government program. that is why it came about. " we are capable of crunching numbers to figure out how you cover people of a certain age block of have an entire barac them. we were able to find a way to do it through a private market
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 8:00pm EST
in a very densely populated region of new york city, long island, and the southern portions of new york state. and so i think it's a stark reminder, a very real example, a very painful outcome that speaks to the need of investing, investing in our infrastructure. and so as we go forward there's also an opportunity to improve upon what existed at the time of these storms. for instance, in the energy networks, utility networks, we can do state of the art. we have taught other nations how to build those systems. it's time to do nation building at home. and i think the beauty here is that while we invest in transportation and other infrastructure, energy infrastructure and water systems and treatment centers and treatment systems and public schools, what we're doing is rippling into the benefits of efficiency, of public safety, of employment and economic development. that is a positive series of dynamics that then lifts the economy and provides for work. 90% of the jobs, it's projected, that come from this sort of infrastructure investment are speaking to middle income households. jobs that
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2012 1:00am EST
. in the central northern part of your state and in and around the city and southeastern connecticut. many studies have shown that after housing, transportation is the second-largest drop on a family's paycheck. in terms of the availability and affordability of transportation, it is absolutely elemental to the economic health of the area. as you pointed out, we are talking about more than 10% of the nation's g.d.p. in that area. >> what would you think? i know you have helped do damage assessments. i know you have visited with us and others in the region in terms of reviewing the damage personally. do you think the transit system could possibly be rebuilt and protected with less than 1/3 of the budget? >> no. in fact, we took note of one of the amendments that would cut the request by more than 70%, specifically in a transit emergency relief. that amount would not even cover the recovery estimates that we currently have, much less get to any of the necessary mitigation investments requested under the president. >> that amount would not even cover the recovery? >> just the restoration and recovery
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2012 8:00pm EST
served our efforts in this city and at home in indiana for the past 12 years. i leave this body truly humbled. when i look back at the caliber of the staff that we have been able to call to this mission. servant leaders all. they are men and women who approach each and every day with a servant's heart, made sacrifices over the years in order to serve the people of indiana with integrity and energy. names like bill smith and lonnie zanarky. josh pickcok, paul teller, mark short, brian neal, just to name a few. you know, i don't have time tonight to name all the men and women who served us in various capacities over these last 12 years, but i would ask unanimous consent to submit each and every one of their names to the congressional record this night. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. pence: before i yield the floor for the last time, let me close simply by speaking a word of confidence and one more word of gratitude. some people look on in washington, d.c., and they are rightly frustrated. some people can't come to this nation's capital -- some people can com
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